Alan Bleasdale, Boys from the Blackstuff, 1980-82

This session of TV Dinners focused on television’s most powerful response to the Thatcher era. The BFI calls the series “a warm, humorous but ultimately tragic look at the way economics affect ordinary people... a lament to the end of a male, working class British culture”. Directed by Alan Bleasdale, the drama tells the stories of five unemployed Liverpudlian tarmac workers. Included Q&A. TV Dinner screenings featured classic television at dinner time in the cosy atmosphere of the Tyneside Coffee Rooms at the Tyneside Cinema.

Dir. Alan Bleasdale, BBC, UK, 1980-82, 50mins

TV at the Cinema: Boys from the Blackstuff


Tue 4 March 2008, 8.15pm

Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Coffee Rooms
Gateshead Old Town Hall
West Street
Gateshead NE8 1HE